Legendary electronic producer and DJ deadmau5 has released a new single titled “XYZ”. Along with the announcement of the new track, the announcement of the artist’s new upcoming compilation was announced. We are friends (volume 11). The compilation is set to be released on June 17 via mau5trap.
“XYZ” acting as the first single from the upcoming project, brilliantly sets the tone for what fans can expect from the artist’s upcoming material. Boasting a running time of nine and a half minutes, this final track takes all the time it needs to set a beautiful and subtle yet invigorating tone. The first two minutes of the track are devoted to the slow building and introduction of the synths and bass used in the track, leading to a strong and steady kick drum beat. As the track progresses, the rhythm and parts of the melody repeat and stay steady, while even more atmospheric elements and melodies are layered on. Near the five minute mark, the track chooses to slow down again, allowing room to breathe as the drums are temporarily removed, resulting in the rhythm being reintroduced with even greater intensity.
Along with the track came an accompanying visualizer created by Rising Agency. In this absolutely stunning visualizer, we watch a plane zoom through an area of beautiful electronically generated mountains, with various images of letters appearing and disappearing around the plane. The video works as a nice compliment to the calm yet powerful atmosphere of the track. Watch the visualizer for “XYZ” via YouTube below.
Coming Soon From Deadmau5 We are friends The tour is set to kick off later this month. The DJ’s next album will follow on from 2021 We are friends (Vol 10).
Photo credit: Mehreen Rizvi